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Berrien Springs High School Principal charged with drunk driving, carrying gun

NOW: Berrien Springs High School Principal charged with drunk driving, carrying gun

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. — The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Berrien Springs High School Principal, Ryan Pesce, of multiple crimes stemming from a motorcycle crash in May.

According to charging documents, Pesce is accused of driving his motorcycle drunk, crashing and carrying a gun while he was intoxicated. His blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, according to court records.

The documents say Pesce admitted to drinking at the scene of the crash on May 27th. They also state that he has a license to carry a gun, however it’s still illegal to do so while intoxicated.

Pesce was initially taken to the hospital after the crash. He wasn’t arraigned on the charges until July 10th.

ABC57 found Pesce working at the high school on Wednesday. He would not comment on the charges. The superintendent did not return our messages.

In 2017, Pesce was charged in a domestic violence case.

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